ALL AGES WELCOME! Since January 2009, Friends of Family Farmers has hosted InFARMation (and Beer!) each month in Portland. This is an opportunity to bring the issues that Oregon family farmers face onto the radar of urban consumers, and the community in general. The topic changes each month, but always focuses on the larger picture of the connection between food and farms in our state. When eaters connect with farmers, it makes our food web stronger, and real changes in our local food system are possible. InFARMation (and Beer!) is always free and open to the public, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30-8:30pm.
5:30pm | FREE!
Some of Portland's finest indie rock talents join forces!
8:30pm | $7.00 day of show
Skull Diver is a plush pink nightmare of sultry vocals, heavy lyrics, reminiscent synths and dark dreamy guitars. The band is fronted by sisters Amanda and Ally who have been playing music together the majority of their lives. They derive inspiration from grind-house film, classic Americana and 70's cult-culture.
"Us Lights, is a newish dark-pop band from members of the Brothers Young and Hurtbird (among lots of other Portland bands). "Sometimes Smile" is an eerie but propulsive number that conjures an intricate spiral pattern like a spider's web. There's tons of atmosphere here, with muscly bass and cannon-like drums providing a sturdy foundation to the more ethereal, water-drop elements." -- NED LANNAMANN, Portland Mercury
"Michael Young's vocals for Us Lights are breathtaking. As rich as Rufus Wainwright, his tone soars over beautiful, classic synth melodies. This five piece produce an incredibly dynamic tease of clean emotive pop. I defy you to not be blown away." - Jennie Chapman, The Deli Magazine
AMANI (New trio, Noah Bernstein + Yafe Aros + Dan Talmadge)
8:30pm | $7.00 day of show
Holocene is proud to present PURE POTENTIALITY, in celebration of all the possibility that 2016 brings for our treasured music community. Portland's rich music scene has endless possibility - pure potentiality - and we want to share that limitless energy with all of you.
Please join us for a night showcasing some of our favorite local talents: the genre-defying new trio AMANI (Shy Girls' saxophonist Noah Bernstein + atmospheric funk beatsmith Dan Talmadge + MC Yafe Aros), the daring avant-pop of Sama Dams and the kaleidoscopic dance-pop of Minden.
DANCE YOURSELF CLEAN
Indie pop dance party in Portland / Seattle / Los Angeles!
9pm | $7.00 day of show
JUST $5 BEFORE 10:30PM!
Leave your expectations and inhibitions at the door, and dance to artists like: LCD Soundsystem | Phantogram | CHVRCHES | Miike Snow | RAC | Charli XCX | Little Boots | Empire of The Sun | Hercules & Love Affair | Purity Ring | Diamond Rings | Icona Pop | Bag Raiders | Kate Boy | Holy Ghost | Cut Copy | Van She | Capital Cities | The Knife | Trust | St. Lucia | French Horn Rebellion | Goldroom | Cherub | Pictureplane | Niki and The Dove | Clubfeet | Haim | Major Lazer | Beat Connection | Hey Champ | Miami Horror | Justice | Gossip | Gemini Club | Little Daylight | Soulwax | Penguin Prison | Chromeo | and many, many more.
9pm | $13.00 advance
Sweater Beats is the production alias of Filipino music maker Antonio Cuna. Since the premiere of his debut single "Mlln Dllr" on the Annie Mac show, Sweater Beats has captivated audiences around the world with his unique blend of dance music and R&B, garnering features in Billboard and Entertainment Weekly, and multiple performances on BBC Radio 1 and Boiler Room. Last year Cuna performed shows across the world including two North America tours with Chance the Rapper, and Chet Faker. Recently Sweater Beats offered his Cloud City EP for free download via LA imprint Huh What & Where, and supplied official remixes to Flume and Alesso.
Portland Moth fans, We are thrilled to bring you a monthly storySLAM at Holocene!
7pm | $8.00 advance
6:45pm - Doors for Premium ticket holders / 7pm Doors for GA ticketholders / 8pm Stories begin
$16 Premium tickets (early access to grab your favorite seat and beat the crowd to the bar!) and $8 general admission tickets will be available a week before the event at www.themoth.org
*Reminder that seating is first come, first served, and we recommend arriving early. The event usually sells out in about 24 hours, a week before the event. But, if you're throwing your name in the hat to tell a story, you'll most likely be able to talk your way info a ticket even last-minute...
Media Sponsors: OPB and Literary Arts
TopHat (formerly Top-Hat Confederacy)
Korgy & Bass (new duo from Barra Brown)
Mordecai (members of Andrew Endres Collective)
An evening showcasing some exciting new forces in the local funk and jazz scenes!
8pm | $8.00 day of show
Mordecai is a electronic music duo from Portland, OR featuring Andrew Endres on Lap Steel and Kate Kilbourne on violin.
Korgy and Bass sounds like if J. Dilla rose from the dead and met drummer Mark Guiliana while Brandford Marsalis plays out shit on his iPhone piano on the subway. Ft. Barra Brown on drums, SPDS Sample pad, and Micro-Korg with Alex Meltzer on bass and Roland 404 Sampler.
TopHat is one of Portland's premier R&B/Funk bands, jam-packed with talent and originality. Whether they're paying homage to the soul acts of decades gone by, playing inventive arrangements of modern pop-tunes, or showcasing melodically tasteful and harmonically advanced original songs, TopHat brings the funk. Led by bassist Alex Koehler, powered by the vocal talents of Jimmie Herrod, and backed by some of the best young musicians Portland has to offer, THC brings high-energy dance music that blends elements of classic R&B with modern Post-Disco and Hip-Hop sounds.